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The Diary — Mocktail

Lilac, Again!

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Lilac, Again!

It's May of 2019, and I've been deepening my joy with Lilac due to a happy meeting of a neighbor who has such an abundance of Lilacs that I'm allowed to take as many as I want. Hence, alllll the lilacs photos lately. I've been adding Lilacs to my drinks, food, car console, bathwater, etc.  I have posted Lilac recipes in past years, and this year I have perfected Lilac syrup on a new level. Working on future projects with Lilac, too. I find that the easiest way to taste Lilac is using a strong Lilac Syrup in a mocktail or cocktail...

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Elderberry Syrup Cocktail/Mocktail

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Elderberry Syrup Cocktail/Mocktail

This season, I've been reminding my partner every day to "just take a teaspoon of Elderberry Syrup a day!" in order to partake in delicious preventative seasonal medicine. This is the season when shaking hands, touching doorknobs, sharing company with folks who swear they're not contagious anymore, etc. etc. all become a bit of a threat, and Elderberry Syrup (which also contains immune super heroes- Rosehips, and fresh ginger juice!) is a good action step to protect our immune systems.  It's been a minute since I posted any recipes, so amidst the holiday order bustle, I got myself some Meyer lemons,...

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Aphrodisiac Recipes + Thoughts on Valentine's Day

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Aphrodisiac Recipes + Thoughts on Valentine's Day

In the rush and rigmarole of this busy life, it's important to have days that are dedicated to indulgence and self love.

...And here are some fun recipes to help you do so!

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